The best is yet to come…

As I am sitting here, listening to Coffeehouse cafe on iheart radio and writing articles for possible publication, I am thinking of this disease and how much life has changed in the blink of an eye. Everyone is scared and worrying about tomorrow, What is coming? How long is this going to last? How long is toilet paper going to be a scarce item? I feel like I am in a thriller movie about disease outbreaks…masks, gloves, quarantine, zombie apocalypse, the basics. We are currently stuck in Pennsylvania, with travel bans in place and privately owned campgrounds closing down, we don’t have much of a choice. We have to make the best out of these circumstances and live life day by day, as tomorrow is never promised. I can’t wait until life is back to normal…well at least semi normal. I want to get back to traveling and enjoying the open road with my family. If anything, this change of pace does show us what we take for granted everyday, maybe we will appreciate it more.

What do you miss? Have you been laid off or are you blessed to be able to work from home? How are you dealing with this drastic change? I am curious to see how this has affected everyone and their daily life…we are still out and about everyday, as we Doordash. What we have seen is vast emptiness where there used to be life. Empty parking lots, Restaurants building barricades so you can not go to the counter to pick up To Go orders, Small businesses with closed signs hanging on their doors…it is so sad to see our economy this way.

Please drop a comment so we can see how this affects each other, maybe it will be eye opening and bring us back to showing kindness in this dark time. Also please pray for our country and each other. We are in this together. In God We Trust!

Thank you for reading my little tidbits! God Bless!

Psalms 62:8~ Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.

Do you love your life? Honestly?

I started reading this book by Joyce Meyers…

I enjoy my life but am I fully committed to loving it daily…no I’m not. It is very easy to see the goals that we haven’t reached yet, to feel the sense of failure when your life isn’t going in the direction you thought it would.

I will be the first to say that my life is not where I thought it would be. I never saw myself as being a mom to 5 wonderful kiddos or being able to travel like I do. I always had the 9-5 medical billing job… punch in, punch out, go home, make dinner, help with homework, bathtimes, play a little, then bedtime..repeat. everyday. I thought I enjoyed it, I told myself I did but honestly that’s all I knew. I never branched out and did anything differently until God brought my husband, Alex, into my life. I swear he knew I needed some variety, some spice, to get a little shook 🙃😜 now I know traveling and having 5 kids is not for everyone but it was what I needed and I’m happier for it. Ask yourself, What do you need? Are you enjoying where and how your life is? Have you prayed about God’s path for your life?

I do not go through everyday full of joy and love for everyone, sometimes I am cranky. I am normal lol. I, however am thankful for each day that I wake up. I am thankful that God seen what I needed and blessed me with my family and being able to live his way. I am not the best Christian but that doesn’t stop me from trying to be every single day.

I love to help others and sometimes I feel like I don’t, so that kind of feeling stops me from truly loving my life. I want to publish a book, be a missionary, travel abroad. I haven’t achieved those yet, I may never achieve those, why? because if it’s not God’s plan it will not happen and I have to be ok with that if I truly want to love my life. It doesn’t mean I will give up trying though 😉 you shouldn’t give up on your dreams either but don’t let it interfere with you loving your life. Pray, breathe, live, love and enjoy..repeat. I promise it’s worth it. Thank you for reading my life tidbits! God Bless!

Do you lead or follow?

Growing up I was always the leader, never the follower. I had my own interests, my own path to make, my own agenda. I enjoyed leading because I knew what I wanted and where I was going. Following someone would have left me feeling uneasy…with lots of unknowns.

That is until I started following the right person, the one that has all my answers to my unknown questions, the one that has my path already laid out for me, the one that walks beside me everyday, the one that loves me unconditionally, he is my Good Good Father.

I have learned that you can determine your steps but if it’s not God’s will, you will not get very far. My devotions that I have written, have described one of the scenarios in which we were determined to live in Florida…well it took us hitting rock bottom for us to realize that was not his plan for us.

We live on a prayer, each and everyday. We ask for his guidance and we have learned to listen. We are a constant work in progress. We definitely feel blessed with being able to travel as a family, having the friends and family that we do and all the beauty we get to see along our journey. Trust. In. Him. So are you a leader or a follower? Thanks for reading my thoughts for the day. God Bless!

Once upon a Strasburg day…

The day was cold, the smoke billowed with the passing of the train. We found some awesome shirts and souvenirs for the kids while we waited.

Once aboard we were able to warm up and enjoy the 45 minute ride along The Strasburg Railway. We definitely plan on taking another ride, this time with the kids!

Afterwards, we went to The Pennsylvania Train Museum…

Wow! So much history! Engines, Cabooses, Passenger cars, Wagons and more…definitely a must see!20200229_125545

 

Dinner time at Lancaster Brewing…The food was delicious, however there was only a few beers that we liked out of the 12 samples that we tried. Our favorite was the Peanut Butter ale.

 

Playing some catch up from our trip…more to come tomorrow. I can’t believe it is 9:35 (spring forward time) and I am sleepy lol. Thanks for reading my life tidbits! Goodnight and God Bless.